The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors meet for the first time this NBA season on Dec. 25.
The game will be played at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The two teams will play each other three more times in 2018-19. On Jan. 21, LeBron James and the Lakers will host the Warriors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The Lakers will then return to Golden State on Feb. 2 before hosting the defending champions on April 4 for the final time during the regular season.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Time (ET)|
|Dec. 25||Golden State Warriors||Los Angeles Lakers||8:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 21||Los Angeles Lakers||Golden State Warriors||10:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 2||Golden State Warriors||Los Angeles Lakers||8:30 p.m.|
|April 4||Los Angeles Lakers||Golden State Warriors||10:30 p.m.|
The Warriors swept their season series against the Lakers in 2017-18. Los Angeles has since added LeBron James, who became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, to its roster.
James is 14-13 all-time against the Warriors in the regular season. As a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he scored a regular season-best 42 points against Golden State on Feb. 26, 2015.
James has also hit a couple of game-winning jump shots against the Warriors in his career, one when he was with the Cavaliers, another when he was with the Miami Heat.
James has played another 22 games against the Warriors in the playoffs, posting a 7-15 record. He has seven 40-plus point performances against them in the postseason, including a 51-point outing in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.